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    September 17, 2010
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roads. but you're saying bye-bye to the showers? >> yes. the showers are gone. there may be a touch or two in the next hour or so. but we're in good shape. not only today but the entire weekend we're in good shape, friday night football, redskins, home improvements, it will be just fine. a couple left over in the eastern shore. one little straggler there in saint mary's county and that is it, folks. temperatures in the 70s. 66 in leaseberg in culpepper and orange. 55 in oakland. they have a touch of fog there. and southern maryland and in the upper 70s in the north neck. you see highs 81 to 86. so drier air coming in. 78 and sunny at noon and 81 and sunny for the 5:00 p.m. drive home.
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but we're worried about the driver in right now. >> i know. let's talk about connecticut avenue. you're being forced to exit ton connecticut because it is closed due to some accident cleanup once you get on connecticut, take jones bridge road and take that over to 355 and that will get you back on 495. 95 and the bw park way nice and green. as you move it outside, virginia 66 moving well here and it makes your way in towards the beltway. virginia 95 headed northbound, we're finding drivers moving the speed, making their way out of springfield into the mixing bowl. and staff virginia and 218 remains closed because of an accident cleanup as well. back to you. metro transit is trying to find a new way to stop a big surge in crime. the transit agency said it recorded just under 1100
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assaults, thefts or other crimes over the first six months of this year. and nearly double the 575 crimes in 2006. theft of electronic devices acted for most of the crimes. robbery and larceny is up during the first six months of last year. metro transit police said that devices like smart phones and mp3 players have grown more extensive and more riders are carrying them now. they have launched a public awareness campaign to keep their property secure. more uniformed officers are being posted around station and more plain clothed officers riding plains. metro traditionally has more crime in the second half of the
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year. so be away. the man responsible for a murder-suicide at the johns hopkins hospital became distraught after receiving bad news about his mother at the hospital. he shot and killed a the man when he told him that his mother would never walk again. he shot the doctor, shot and killed his mother and then took his own life. it was a shocking incident at a hospital that is one of the best in the world. >> i don't understand why a hospital like this doesn't have more metal detectivetors. >> dr. cohen was rushed into surgery for abdominal injuries and he is expected to recover. investigators are trying to determine what led to the death a teenager. emergency crews took the teen to the hospital where he later
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died. officers are looking for at least two suspects. we now know the names of the three and in died in an early morning wreck along marlboro pike. this man was driving with his cousin and a friend when their suv crossed the center line and crashed into and on into an oncoming ambulance. can you imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute? that's what some studies are suggest will happen along 495 after this new building opens its doors. >> to add cars in any way to this situation is absurd and
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insult to the intelligence. that is just speaker one stand before a group of several hundred people, many of them up set about this construction site. it will expand the work force by 6,000. but many people in this room are asking what will it do to our traffic? >> that is a huge, huge problem because there's really no easy way to get in there. >> reporter: the public hearing held by congressman moran asks -- allows people to ask contractors questions. by now the building is one year away from completion. and make no mistakes, outcries from the public have made a difference. >> i see some folks with save the winkler preserve. [ applause ] >> reporter: most notable the winkly botanical preserve be
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that would have been disturbed. >> that is offer the table than is good to hear. >> reporter: so why are people still so upset? >> they don't believe that the transportation alternatives will address the congestion. i think there's a history of wondering whether or not we can be what has been said or promised. the military says it will reduce the number of planned parking spaces speak build from four to 1,000 in hopes to reduce the conguess that is expected -- congestion that is expected. justice department attorneys say they would object to any injunction on the don't ask don't tell policy.
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they have one week to respond. the last step before declaring bp's gulf well dead is expected sunday. they will pump mud into the relief well. it intersected the damaged well thursday. and this comes a day you after the obama administration ordered all oil companies to seal 3500 idle wells to prevent future leaks. and associated press investigation this year found more than 27,000 abandoned gulf sites are in danger of leaking. stocks improve what proved to be a seesaw session on wall street. and one of the world's largest companies is preparing to make some cut backs. it's 4:37. you're watching 9 news now.
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. at the outer loop on connecticut is closed due to an accident cleanup.
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time for the first living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with our friday headlines. happy friday. wall street waiting for the latest reading on inflation. and analysts are expecting a moderate rise in the consumer price index for august. this measures the prices that all of us pay at the stores and trading so far, asian stocks finished mostly higher. it added 22 points to trading yesterday. the nasdaq was up almost two points and the s&p 500 was off by a fraction. and the white house is pushing back against criticism of the $814 billion stimulus by. today the vice president is expected to release scores of projects that the administration says it creating job and turning around the economy. the republican have argued that the stimulus has been a costly
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failure. shareholders of united and continental airlines are voting on a merger for the two care years. the new airline will be called you'll inside the and based in the home town of chicago but be run by ceo of continental. ups said that will cult about 1700 full-time workers and closing several facilities. they would not tell us of any of our will be affected. a story that we'll watch for you. for more living smart headlines, log onto our website, wusa9.com and click on the living smart tab. improving the education of women around the world could save millions of lives. and the controversial decision by metro transit appears to be paying off. 4:42. much needed rain showers
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overnight we'll talk about them and what it means for the weekend and the tropics, some storms weakening and some storms growing quickly.
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welcome back to 9news now. we hear about hurricanes in the plain states but rarely in the northeast, in particular new york city well one hit in new york. one woman was killed when a tree fell on her vehicle. several trees, power lines ann street signs were knocked down. >> my used to be car is now a convertible. and the tree came down in one piece. i've lived here for ten years i've seen bad wind. they said there was a tornado warning. i think it hit. >> more than 20,000 people were left without power. some are not expected to have
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the power restored till sometime this evening and it treatedded havoc be to a city that depends on their public transportation system. >> these folks, hundreds of thousands of people coming in and out of the city every day. >> exactly. >> for us, we had a little thousander action last -- thunder action last night. i want to start with live doppler 9,000hd. over much of the area it is quiet. a couple appeal of stragglers here. here's our bus stop forecast with clearing skies in the next few hours. temperatures will be in the low 60s north and west to the upper 70s well south of town toward
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frederickberg. sunny and 69 by 9:00, 78 at noon and 81 for the drive home. it's looking good tonight. high school football, perfect weather for that. we'll drop off through the 70s into the upper 60s probably maybe the mid-60s by the time the game ends. and we're talking 50s to low 60s tomorrow morning. and low 60s. most of us in the 50s for you in the overnight. saturday great start to the weekend. sunny and gorgeous. 79 to 84. winds will be light. and sunday looks really good, perhaps a couple degrees warmer with the high temperatures around 81 degrees. here we go watching all the showers and storms last night. a couple of waves pushed through. yesterday afternoon this was more rain than i thought we would see. but we got the showers overnight and now the skies are clearing, except in the mountains. they're hanging ton some clouds there. 770 in lorraine and 65 in
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hagerstown and mart martinsberg. cambridge you're holding on to the lower 70s. still mostly cloudy and 73. the winds have turned around yet west, northwest with the front going through at 15 and dew point at 62. where he talked about the showers yesterday in the north part of the country. storm system that was up in the midwest. you see how that quickly cleared out. we have a couple of stragglers here in the carolinas. you may see a few showers with this front as it pushes through south and easement but cooler, drier air behind the front and that will replace the showers and storms that we had last night. by 11:00 a.m., we should be partly to mostly sunny and from the afternoon into the evening we clear out nicely ability winds will be light too. as we head into saturday,
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saturday looks stunning in. look at tropical storm karl. he is now a category three storm. igor, some of these hurricane winds going 90 miles from the center, 125-mile-an-hour winds and julia weakening to 80-mile- an-hour sustained winds. igor sunday evening could be on top of bermuda. they have not been in line for a direct hit since fabian. 84 today and 83 tomorrow and sunday looks really nice at 85. a little cool down monday. fall is upon us wednesday night. but we'll being 85 tuesday. 88 wednesday and 86 thursday and maybe by late thursday into friday we have a chance for a storm then. but a dry, mostly seven-day.
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4:48. happy friday. tgif. we got somish use on the beltway on the out are loop at connecticut. we have all lanes shut down because of an accident investigation. you'll want to use jones bridge road to get back to the belt way. and over to 270 southbound, we're doing okay from father hurley to the split and the beltway in virginia, no outer or inner loop problems. and new york avenue, a nice and quiet commute. riders on metros' red, green and yellow lines should prepare for delays this weekend because of track maintenance. riders from the shady grove and metro trail station should add at least 20 minutes to their
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commute trains will be single tracking tonight till 8:00. and riders through the seventh street convention center and the civil war memorial should also add 30 minutes to their travel times. work on these lines will begin around 10:00 tonight. service will be back to normal monday morning. metro's decision run fewer trained to improve arrival times you is paying offer according to their latest vital signs report. they were on time 88.6% of the time. that is up more than% from the year before. -- than 2% from the year before. improving the education of women can save the lives by millions of children. that is the new study paid for by the bill and me linda gates
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foundation. they tracked education, economic growth, hiv rates and child deaths from 1970 to 2009. they found death rates among children dropped by almost 10% for every extra year of education that women had. they make better are choices on hygiene, nutrition and parenting. the study was published in the british medical journal. youngsters are getting their shore the cdc said that childhood immunizations rates are more than 90% for children 19 to 35 months old. only fewer than 1 percent had no vackizations at all. many professions require people to speak a lot and at loud levels. teachers are no expect. zero% of -- no exception. here's what you can do to protect your vocal cord.
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>> reporter: school is back in session and that means teachers' voices are back in demand. >> tend to use it a lot more. your voice tends to get stressed. your voice also really gets raspy. >> this file is massive. >> reporter: middle schoolteacher christopher lloyd knows how too well how strenuous it can be. he has his own secret remedies to keep his vocal cords in shape. >> i drink a lot of water and tea. >> general tips pay attention to dryness and lube indication and inflam nation. >> reporter: he said that these are all helpful preventive strategies for anybody whose job requires lots of public speaking or projecting your voice in a loud environment. >> and oftentimes some
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functional voice disorders appear. >> reporter: one teachers notice a problem, the best thing to do is to look for opportunities to rest voice before things get worse. >> if that means using your lunch break to get your voice get better that is good. >> reporter: there's a full school year ahead and a strong voice part of equation for success. >> you will have trouble managing a classroom, teaching and learning and helping kids get to the next step. the doctor will hold a free educational seminar on preserving your voice on november 3rd from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. for more living well he had lines, log onto our website, wusa9.com. and click on the living well
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loss of employer-provided health insurance during the recession. head of the national black farmers' association rode a tractor to capitol hill thursday. he wants the senate to approve a $1.5 million settle am for black farmers. in an attempt to approve the funds, it failed last month in the senate. today marks the end of the road for weren't longest running soap operas. we talked to one of the leading ladies from affidavit world turns and her leaving the show after more than three decades. >> reporter: the world stops turning friday afternoon. tv's longest running soap pray is going off the air. viewers were first introduced to the hughes family in 1956. and they have been falling its
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ups and downs ever since. millions got to know her as barbra ryan over the next three decades and she got to know her tv family like her own family. >> it was the most difficult thing to let go of besides letting go of barbara ryan and my as the world turns family. >> reporter: she battled tongue cancer three years ago. >> i was diagnosed with this and went through what i went through in order to get the word out. >> reporter: now that they are closing this long chapter of her life, colleen feels like she's leaving her fans in the fan -- fans behind. >> it's going to be very
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difficult. >> reporter: but she said that the last show won't let her fans down. >>i wept when i read it. it's saying good-bye. >> reporter: and she said there is life off oakdale. she is working on a one woman show and she's hoping to make it back to broadway. soap operas have been struggling to hold on to their us denses. the guiding light want off the air last year after seven years on the radio and television. and we have colleen shank here. we thank you for watching our world to continue to turn here at 5:00 a.m. govern will have traffic in a moment. howard bernstein is here with a quick look at the forecast. you know it's a good looking friday out there. the showers that we had, we needed them and ey

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